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Most of you are on this Thread and the 1st one..., and on this forum, and have no clue as to who is on this forum lying to you, misleading you, and will continue to do it. Mod or Member.
You have not even realized that "Mod" does not mean they are not deceived. IT just means they have the position.
Didn't you know? Do you not realize that the Devil will do his best to bring deceived people into the leadership position, regarding all "christian" situations?
If you have not realized this, then you are not very familiar with the Devil, are you...
You have not considered long ago.... that just because someone is a Pastor, does not mean they are not devil owned and operated.
You use words like "fruit" and "discernment" and "Love" and...
Here is how God taught me to recognize the deceivers....
I asked God one afternoon, sitting on a porch swing, in the summer of 1991, that very question.
I had for a while looked around and i noticed that there was a church on every corner, and none of them agreed with each other's "teaching".
I realized that the entire world is full of denominations that all have peculiar ideas, strange doctrines, a Wooden Mary hanging on a wall next to a smaller wooden Jesus.
WHAT IS THIS MESS all around me. ??????
So, i asked God how to know, as i had to know.. I really had to know who was telling the TRUTH.
And He answered me in typical God fashion. He said..."find out what isn't true, and what is left, is true".
Knock down the false and what is...
As a debate about America's founding rages in a different thread, I decided that this topic needs its own thread. Conservatives and liberals tend to answer this question very differently. But what is the truth of the matter?
While looking at information available online, I found the following article with the same title as this thread. I believe that it offers a historically balanced answer to the question. The article is long, but worth the read.
Did America Have a Christian Founding?
June 7, 2011
Mark David Hall
Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Political Science
I get asked this question quite a bit, the more serious brethren wanting to know just where are we today in Christ's countdown to the end of this world.
Approaching the 5th Seal and 5th Trumpet is what I tell them, and then try to explain the Signs our Lord Jesus gave us for those points in the timeline of the end.
On the 5th Seal in Revelation 6:9-11, we are shown souls in Heaven under God's altar that were slain for the Word of God, asking "How long, O Lord,...," until God avenges His saints. They are told to wait yet "a little season", put for the tribulation at the end, until their brethren also should be killed as they were is fulfilled.
That Sign for the end our Lord Jesus covered in Mark 13:9-13, warning that some brethren...
'And without controversy great
is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
.. justified in the Spirit,
.... seen of angels,
...... preached unto the Gentiles,
........ believed on in the world,
.......... received up into glory.'
The apostasy of the last days of this dispensation is not a departure from faith in general, but from the particular and vital doctrine which is central to 1 Timothy, namely:- 'God manifest in the flesh'
In Christ Jesus
I read this Luke 18:9-14 and it gives me hope, but then I read this and think I'm doomed Matthew 25:31-46.
I'm not the best at helping the poor and I don't visit people in jail or the sick too much. I do help people when I can.
So the thread is about what people think is required for salvation. I'm not real versed in this and my current views are orthodox, but this thread should be for all to express their opinions and debate how we can be saved.
I'm not one of the doctrine where I say I'm saved, I like to leave that up to God and just say I'm a sinner and need to be saved.
What are your beliefs?
This question is inspired by @Joseph77, when he asked me in Genuine Questions for Cessationist's
I think it's a good question that needs further consideration.
What is the point that we judge someone as being a false teacher? Is it when they preach a different gospel message, or deny the deity of...